Colombia 1844-P UM real
The first specimen was lot 42358 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $110. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. 1844-UM Real. Popayán mint. EF-40 (PCGS). The first year of this three-year Popayán type. Medium silver gray with good originality and light evidence of handling." The second specimen was part of lot 44137 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), which sold for $384. The catalog description noted, "COLOMBIA. A further trio of 1 Reales from the 1840s, all graded by PCGS. Included are 1843-RS. Bogotá. EF-45. *1844-RS. Bogotá. EF-40; 1844-UM. Popayán. VF-35. (Total: 3 pieces). From the Eldorado Collection of Colombian Coins." This type was struck 1839-41, 1844-46 at Popayan and 1837-46 at Bogotá. Nueva Granada was a Centralist Republic created upon the dissolution of Gran Colombia in 1830. The region held this name until 1858, when the Granadine Confederation was formed.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.7 g, .666 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 91.2, Restrepo 183.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia: Impresiones Rojo, 2006.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.